Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Charlotte North Carolina
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25. North Carolina
> Avg. salary, doctor: $195,980
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $44,170 (24th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 70.0 (16th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.3% lower than nation

Hartford, Connecticut
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24. Connecticut
> Avg. salary, doctor: $196,730
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $56,280 (3rd highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 85.2 (11th highest)
> Cost of living: 8.8% higher than nation

Miami South Beach, Florida
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23. Florida
> Avg. salary, doctor: $197,090
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $42,860 (17th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 70.8 (18th lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.9% lower than nation

flower bed in the street, San Jose, California
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22. California
> Avg. salary, doctor: $198,380
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $55,260 (5th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 77.5 (21st highest)
> Cost of living: 12.4% higher than nation

San Antonio, Texas
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21. Texas
> Avg. salary, doctor: $198,430
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $46,560 (18th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 58.4 (4th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.4% lower than nation